Chemistry for Valentine's Day

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  • Published Date: 14 February 2015
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The red rose remains the most popular flower to give on Valentine's Day and chocolate is always a good idea. In both there is also much fascinating chemistry involved.


Happy Valentine's Day




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The scent of a rose is majorly influenced by (–)-cis-rose oxide:

(-)-cis-rose oxid

Other compounds include β-damascenone beta-damascone



geraniol, nerol, (–)-citro- nellol, farnesol, and linalool.


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